ENJOY A BRAND NEW TWIST TO AN AWARD WINNING BOARD GAME, LIVE IT UP IN CALIFORNIA OR EXPERIENCE AN EERIE ADVENTURE

This week the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop continue to bring you the best in entertainment with thrilling games to cater to different tastes. Whether you prefer the joys of the traditional board game, fancy travelling abroad to live it up with the rich and famous or prefer an old fashioned thriller set in an eerie backdrop; there’s something especially for you.

Ubongo is one of Europe’s most popular board games. This week you are invited to experience the thrill of playing your favourite board game - all new and improved on WiiWare.

With its irresistible combination of fast cars, needy 80s celebrities and an over-thetop storyline, Nintendo DSiWare presents you with Valet Parking 1989™ - a swanky recreation of old school Hollywood glamour. Go Series: Tower of Deus, also on Nintendo DSiWare, is a dramatic 2D game which invites adventure seekers to make their way to the top of the tower in order to break free from a deadly curse.

WiiWare– Ubongo

(Korner Entertainment, 800 Wii Points)

Get ready for a brand new experience while playing your favourite board game on both Wii. The mechanic is simple; just solve as many puzzles as you can, collecting gems of the same colour. The original board game is a blockbuster in countries such as Germany, where over 1,000,000 units have been sold. It also won many awards, including the Best Family Game award in Sweden and Game of the Year award in Norway and Finland. Game modes include the History Mode where you take the role of Kanu to defeat the followers of evil Rifictus, leading him to victory. Modes also include Quick Game and Time Attack where you focus on getting the maximum number of gems within a limited time. The Multiplayer Mode allows up to four players so get your friends involved in the challenge.

Nintendo DSiWare– Valet Parking 1989™

(Zordix, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Valet Parking 1989 combines fun driving with the humour and style of the late 80s. Park and deliver cars as fast as possible in this time management puzzle game. The setting is California, where glamorous celebrities let you park their radical sports cars and luxurious limousines. Play the movie-like story mode to unlock levels for endless play. Earn money to buy a cool car and drive to the beach in style. Don't let the VIP guests wait any longer, get your waistcoat on and push the pedal to the metal.

Nintendo DSiWare– Go Series: Tower of Deus

(Gamebridge , 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Overcome a deadly curse as you race to the top of the tower in this dark, atmospheric, 2D platform game. The only way to release the curse is to run, jump and fly your way to the top of the dreaded tower before the time runs out. There are 40 eerie levels with 10 types of gothic-style graphics, not for the easily scared or faint hearted.

As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.

Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.

The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.

For further information on each of this week’s games please contact:

Ubongo

Korner Entertainment

Nacho Fernández, fernandez@kornerentertainment.com

Valet Parking 1989™

Zordix

Matti Larsson, matti@zordix.com

Go Series: Tower of Deus

Gamebridge

Tony Byus, tony-b@intergrow.co.jp 


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